This morning I picked up Ellie - my youngest granddaughter - shortly after 10:00 a.m. It's her turn to stay for a few days before school starts, when she'll be a kindergartner. Our first activity was a stop at Royal Treat tearoom in Roseville, MI. It's really not a little girl's tearoom like Tea Party Castle, but we decided to make it work until a group tea party is scheduled at the castle. The tearoom was packed when we arrived, and since I didn't have a reservation I wasn't sure if we could get in. Fortunately, we did.
~ Ellie's first tearoom visit. ~
They only have two menu options - Quiche and Chicken Salad. Neither sounded appealing to Ellie, and she informed me she didn't like tea either. [I have to work on that! ;-)] I ordered lemonade for her, and she found a Chocolate-toffee Scone on the tray looked good to her.
Lemonade tastes good in a china teacup!
She enjoyed every bite of her Chocolate-toffee Scone, and half of a Strawberry Scone!
I ordered the Chicken Salad. Ellie liked the strawberries and blueberries on the salad, so I gave them to her. My tea was Lady Grey Black Tea and I chose a Raspberry thumb-print Scone. I brought the remaining uneaten scones home for Jerry to enjoy.
Jennifer, the owner, brought a miniature teapot and teacup to the table for Ellie to play with while we were there.
And a 'diamond' necklace for the little princess to wear! ;-)
While it wasn't as grand an experience as Tea Party Castle would have been, I think she had fun, and I was pleased to give provide her first tearoom experience.
It was a delightful surprise to see Laura Lee at the tearoom. She's a server at some of the teas I attend, so it was nice that she could enjoy being served for a change.
When we got home, a package was on my front porch. When I opened it I found a First Ladies book authored by Margaret Truman - President and Bess Truman's daughter. I can hardly to wait to read it - especially the chapters pertaining to Eleanor Roosevelt.
Thanks for the book, Louise. It was an unexpected and nice surprise!